Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit serves as an Evo-qualified Tiger Lake laptop reference design

Intel NUC mini PCs or mini Desktops have been around for over 8 years, but now Intel has just announced an NUC laptop kit. Wait… What? Yep, NUC just stands for “Next Unit of Computing”, so it can be any kind of computer, and the company’s latest NUC is Intel NUC M15 laptop kit (codenamed “Bishop County”) powered by an Intel 11th generation Tiger Lake processor.

The NUC M15 laptop kit complies with Project Athena that aims for thin laptops with fast response times and long battery life and targets the whitebook market, so Intel customers can use it as a reference design meeting Intel Evo platform brand requirements.

Intel NUC M15 laptop kit (LAPBC710 and LAPBC510) specifications:

  • SoC
    • LAPBC710 – Intel Core i7-1165G7 quad-core/octa-thread Tiger Lake processor @ up to 2.8 GHz (base) / 4.7 GHz (Turbo single-core) / 4.1 GHz (Turbo all-core) with 12M Cache, 96 EU Intel Iris Xe graphics @ up to 1.30 GHz; TDP: 15-28W
    • LAPBC510 – Intel Core i7-1135G7 quad-core/octa-thread Tiger Lake processor @ up to 2.4 GHz (base) / 4.2 GHz (Turbo single-core) / 3.8 GHz (Turbo all-core) with 8MB Cache, 80 EU Intel Iris Xe graphics @ up to 1.30 GHz; TDP: 15-28W
  • System Memory
    • LAPBC510 – 8GB dual-channel LPDDR4x-4266MHz
    • LAPBC710 – 16GB dual-channel LPDDR4x-4266MHz
  • Storage – 1x M.2 card slot
  • Display – 15.6-inch IPS display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution
  • Video Output- HDMI port
  • Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, speakers, microphone
  • Camera – Built-in webcam
  • Connectivity – 802.11ax WiFI 6 via Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 M.2 card
  • USB – 2x USB ports
  • Thunderbolt – 2x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports
  • Misc – Kensington lock; user presence detection; fast wake up from sleep under one second
  • Battery – 73 Wh battery good for up to 16 hours of video playback; 30 minutes fast charge gives around four hours of battery life
  • Dimensions – 355 x 230 x 14.9mm
  • Weight – Under 1.7 kg

Intel only lists Windows 10 operating system for the laptop. The company will not sell the Intel NUC M15 directly to consumers and instead will rely on EVO-approved channel partners such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, HP, and others. The first laptops based on Bishop County design are expected in January 2021.

Further information can be found on the press release and Ark.

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NicoD
2 days ago

Intel can make an as bad product as you can think of. And still sell everything.
Not that this is bad.
Being no Apple fan what so ever. This suddenly doesn’t seem as compelling anymore.
The future is ARM. (and AMD)

dgp
dgp
2 days ago

>Intel can make an as bad product as you can think of. And still sell everything. If you watch the various interviews with other companies that were trying to compete around the pentium era like the one with the 68K guys you see a pattern; Intel didn’t win back then because they had the absolute best chip for the best price. They won because they had technology that was on par or better than everyone else and they had the huge manufacturing capacity and capabilities to push everyone else out of the market. >Not that this is bad. >Being no… Read more »

NicoD
2 days ago

It is all about performance/watt. What also brings better thermals, lower power consumption, better battery life, more headroom for performance,… Intel does have some nice laptop SoC’s, but they are not able to go head to head with ARM or even with AMD in these things. I don’t doubt they’ll come back strong. They’ve got the capital to do whatever they think is needed. I do believe Intel will leave their own x86 architecture behind them. Mix of ARM and x86 should/could be first. And later RISC-V intel CPUs. There is a lot more room for improvements there. x86 is… Read more »

dgp
dgp
1 day ago

>but they are not able to go head to head with ARM >or even with AMD in these things. Again, you’re looking in the wrong place. ARM is a fabless IP company that has been bought out once by the same guys that wasted tons of money on a company that should have made zero sense if they had done their due diligence properly (wework) and is now looking like it might be bought by another company that is a competitor to almost everyone else in the ARM echo system (nvidia). AMD is similar to Intel in that they actually… Read more »

Jay
1 day ago

What is “SISC”? I think you meant CISC. Else, do educate us folks.

dgp
dgp
1 day ago

The SISC extends the concept of RISC architecture to the fullest degree. Basically, the SISC implements a single, yet extremely powerful, instruction”

Wikipedia etc seem to use OISC instead. Google that if you want to know more I guess.

Jay
1 day ago

Thanks. I didn’t know something like this even existed!

Drone
Drone
20 hours ago

SISC, Atari Magazine Vol. 3 No. 9 / April 1989

https://www.atarimagazines.com/startv3n9/sisc.html

Excerpt: “The SISC extends the concept of RISC architecture to the fullest degree. Basically, the SISC implements a single, yet extremely powerful, instruction. The result is a flexible, low-cost processor that outperforms many designs containing tens of thousands more transistors.”

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